16 episodes

Host Andy Boenau explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.

You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
Your walking shoes need more wear, and
You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.

Transportation technology, subscription culture, traffic safety, and the freedom of mobility. We have a lot to cover.

Buy Andy's latest book, an FAQ on bike share. http://bit.ly/BikeShareBook

How We Get Aroun‪d‬ Andy Boenau

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Host Andy Boenau explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.

You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
Your walking shoes need more wear, and
You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.

Transportation technology, subscription culture, traffic safety, and the freedom of mobility. We have a lot to cover.

Buy Andy's latest book, an FAQ on bike share. http://bit.ly/BikeShareBook

    The problem with multimodal balance

    The problem with multimodal balance

    "Multimodal balance" is the idea that equal priority should be given to all types of transport - buses, cars, bicycles, delivery trucks, fire trucks, scooters, and walking.
    There's a huge problem with this concept.
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    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 3 min
    Lyft to go electric

    Lyft to go electric

    Lyft declared a commitment to reach 100% electric vehicles on their platform by 2030. Is it feasible? Financially sustainable?
    The economy needs profitable mobility businesses. Otherwise, we’re all just engaging in academic and philosophical exercises.
    Will Lyft have a fully-electric fleet by the year 2030? I hope so.
    But I hope it happens because the market demands it, not because big corporates engineer laws and policies that drive away innovation in favor of cronyism.
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    https://andyboenau.com/ (Andy Boenau) explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.
    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 2 min
    Zero-dollar car

    Zero-dollar car

    John Ellis gave a TEDx talk called Zero Dollar Car: How big data will transform the transportation industry.
    There's a business model here for transport in a car, bus, train, scooter, bicycle, or self-driving pod.
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    https://andyboenau.com/ (Andy Boenau) explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.
    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 3 min
    Levels of autonomy defined

    Levels of autonomy defined

    With all the recent news about autonomy, I thought I’d do my part to educate the masses about the different levels.
    The transition from where we are today to where we’ll be in the not-to-distant future.
    The Society of Safe Engineers defines 6 levels of engineering automation ranging from 0 (fully manual) to 5 (fully autonomous). These levels have not been adopted by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
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    https://andyboenau.com/ (Andy Boenau) explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.
    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 4 min
    Amazon orders 100k electric vans

    Amazon orders 100k electric vans

    Amazon delivers 2-3 billion packages per year. In 2019, they went from delivering 20% of their own packages to 50%.
    Amazon announced in February that they ordered 100,000 electric vans from a company called Rivian, based in Michigan.
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    https://andyboenau.com/ (Andy Boenau) explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.
    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 2 min
    Who owns Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)?

    Who owns Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)?

    MaaS is a digital platform that has 3 key ingredients: plan a trip, book the trip on 1 or more modes, and pay for the trip.
    It can use different brands and vehicles in different markets. It can be pay-as-you-go or subscription.
    High-occupancy transit should be a primary feature in urbanized areas. Think of it as the trunk of the mobility tree, with other modes as the branches. Out in the rural areas, on-demand transit will be the primary feature.
    Who is the rightful owner of the digital platform that makes these customer dreams a reality?
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    https://andyboenau.com/ (Andy Boenau) explores emerging trends that are altering How We Get Around.
    You’re scratching your head about electric scooters,
    You wonder if bike share could work in the suburbs,
    You feel bad that buses aren’t used more,
    You have an opinion about autonomous vehicles,
    Your walking shoes need more wear, and
    You wish you didn’t have to drive so much.
    Mobility freedom, equitable access, emerging technology, subscription culture, and traffic safety.
    We have a lot to cover.

    • 3 min

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